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Hospital housekeeping services sued by EEOC for disability discrimination | United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Company fired workers with disabilities due to inability to pass essential duties test, federal agency charges Fort Smith, Ark. -Hospital Housekeeping Services (HHS) violated federal law by firing employees who failed its Essential Functions Test (EFT) because of their disability, despite their ability to perform their jobs, the Equality Commission has charged employment opportunities in […]

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Domestic workers excluded from pandemic recovery

Roxana, who is undocumented, was desperate for news on Covid-19 and immigration issues. The NDWA page and the chatbot, she told me, made her feel important. “They gave us life, you know?” said Roxanne. “I felt we had a say in this place, that we weren’t so invisible.” Although run by robots, the surveys were […]

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‘Care Forward’ aims to raise standards and uphold the rights of domestic workers in Park Slope

September 26, 2021, 9:51 p.m.Updated Sep 27, 2021 By: News 12 Staff Park Slope aims to be the first in the United States to provide a framework for protecting the rights of domestic workers with a new community model. Public officials, parents, children and domestic workers on Sunday presented a model called Care Forward – […]

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A historic victory for domestic workers is hidden in the reconciliation bill

When Thomasine Wilson started her career as a home care worker 20 a few years ago, she had no fixed working hours. She worked at the pleasure of her employer – with no overtime, no days off or paid sick leave. “We had no one to defend us,” Wilson said. In recent years, the momentum […]

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Triboro Center Recognizes Healthcare Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week – Bronx Times

The Triboro Center shows its appreciation for its housekeeping service during National Environmental Services and Healthcare Housekeeping Week. Photos courtesy Triboro Center Subscribe to our amNY Sports e-Newsletter to get news and match coverage for your favorite teams September 12-18 was National Health Care Environmental and Housekeeping Week. To show appreciation, the Triboro Center, the […]

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React Mobile integration with Amadeus HotSOS Housekeeping improves efficiency of employee safety devices

Together React Mobile and Amedee facilitate hoteliers’ adoption and implementation of employee safety devices (ESDs) mandated by municipalities and states. The integration between the Amadeus HotSOS Housekeeping platform and the React Mobile panic button solution helps hoteliers create safer work environments by leveraging innovative technology. One of these properties benefiting from the joint technological solution […]

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Good Housekeeping Most Popular Products of August 2021

courtesy Every month at Good Housekeeping, we round up the best gifts on the market, analyze the season’s top trends, and test new and trusted products at the renowned Good Housekeeping Institute – and every month our readers decide which items they want. spend their hard-earned money. Last month, our readers got wrapped up in […]

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Domestic workers fight to keep their jobs

DALLAS — Getting creative during the pandemic continues to be the name of the game. Many who make a living doing housework say finding a job isn’t like it was before the pandemic. There are approximately 80 million domestic workers worldwide. Many in Texas are people of color, and some are using these jobs as […]

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Disney Thanks You As Housekeeping Cast Members Go “Above And Beyond”

Walt Disney World Resort is always looking for ways to give back to its Cast Members because they create so much of the magic Guests can experience every day! Credit: Disney This week is especially special as Disney celebrates housekeepers with International Housekeeping Week. Housekeepers, or as some Disney fans like to call them, “housekeepers” […]

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Is daily hotel cleaning a relic of the past?

Hotels struggled to stay on their feet in 2020: just breaking even was considered a monumental feat. To achieve this, many hotels have been forced to the unenviable – albeit necessary – task of cutting services where they can. One of the most notable was and continues to be the suspension of daily housekeeping at […]

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Why violence against domestic workers in Bangladesh largely goes unreported and unpunished

In early July, a post in a Facebook group called “We Are Bangladesh” with over 700,000 members gave startling details how a couple from Topkhana Road in Dhaka brutally tortured their 12-year-old servant. The message contained six photos showing the horrific injuries on the girl’s body. I was shocked by the photos, especially taken of […]

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With new unions, Argentinian domestic workers struggle to lift themselves out of poverty and insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic

One Saturday in April, as the sun shines and a light breeze wafts through the open windows of a turn-of-the-century building, a group of 18 women raise plastic champagne flutes to mark a historic moment that they created together. All the women are domestic workers in the Argentine capital and its surroundings – they do […]

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Ask for daily housekeeping at a hotel and you’ll help save a job

As we celebrate Labor Day, think about how you can help save a job. It can be as simple as this: ask for daily housekeeping the next time you stay at a hotel. Many livelihoods are at stake in an industry that has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic. In a report published […]

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With new unions, Argentine domestic workers struggle to lift themselves out of poverty and insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Estela Abila, president of the Asociación de Trabajadoras del Hogar y Afines (Association of Domestic and Related Workers), waves her organization’s flag in front of Argentina’s Legislative Assembly during a protest in April.Photography: Anita Pouchard Serra with support from the Putlizer Center for Crisis Reporting/The Globe and Mail This series was produced in partnership with […]

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Combustible Dust Mitigation Is Not a Housekeeping Activity, It’s Risk Reduction — Occupational Health and Safety

Combustible dust mitigation is not a housekeeping activity, but rather a risk reduction When equipment operates efficiently and simplifies a task, the task is more likely to be performed by workers consistently and correctly. By Doan Pendleton Sep 01, 2021 Dust control is not a one-time action item. Even with the use of […]

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British Columbia repatriates housekeeping and catering contracts to work directly for health authorities

“Healthcare workers rely on an engaged and stable workforce to help them in their jobs, and this decision also better protects support service workers in their positions,” Premier John Horgan said. “Previous government actions have cut health care wages, cut jobs they relied on and created a chain reaction of layoffs that has disproportionately affected […]